One of my bays quit working so I started trouble shooting it and realized the pump was not receiving water.
The first picture shows what the supply hose is supposed to do and the second picture shows what it is doing now. The last picture shows the crap in the hose when I stuffed a 3/8″ hose down it. I think that when it froze the hose broke down or something and clogged up? I really have no idea what caused this problem. Any ideas?
Greg came by the carwash today to help us troubleshoot my water pressure problem. His idea was to get a water pressure gauge and see what the water pressure is before the regulator (hose bib) and before the Water Wizard hydrominder. It ended up that I was getting 90 psi before the regulator and 40 psi before the hydrominder. Then we decided to remove a large inline filter and the pressure jumped to 60 psi. This jump in water pressure to 60 psi with the 1″ water line allowed me enough water to keep up with the high pressure functions.
(First picture from left) 1) All my high pressure hoses were frozen. 2) Broken tire cleaner hose. 3) Broken RO water hose. 4) This was a surprise, broken high pressure hose. Also a rainbow.
(First picture from left) 1) Hydrominder got stuck. 2) And another RO water hose busted.
I am not really sure why the Weep Mizer did not work, but my theory is that I had it on the screen where you select if you want it “on” or “off” and it was on “on” but I guess you have to leave the screen? All I know is that it just didn’t work.
Today my flojet air hose was cracked again. I guess I am tightening this to tight? Well, I decided to try MEP1′s idea about using 3/8″ i.d. hose alone with 1/2″ i.d. about 1″ of each kind.
Sliding this on is fairly easy.
I put the barb in then tried to put the 1/2″ i.d. hose onto the setup. I could not get the 1/2″ to go all the way on (because of the barb) but I just trimmed the excess off with a razor blade. Then I put a hose clamp on and I was done. Thanks to MEP1 for the suggestion.
I was going to clean up the bay and the hose fell out of the boom. This is my first reusable fitting problem. Looks like the hose just wore out?
My new setup in the boom is a 6 foot hose then a 4 inch piece of stainless steel then a 90. Then a 1 foot swivel saver along with a swivel and a 8 foot hose. The reason I used the shorter hose in the boom with the high pressure stainless steel pipe was so the boom would not rub a hole in the high pressure hose. Hope is lasts well.